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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 18, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME BEPAHTKENT CF HC1TOKY A BES KOINtO I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AVL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18 1946 This Pa GAG OR RESIGN LOOMS FOR WALLACE Iowa Cafes Lead National Protest Drive MORE THAN 100 OWNERS JOIN IN HOLIDAY MOVE Fort Dodge Operators Plan Picketing Places Not in Protest Action By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa restaurant operators ap peared Wednesday to be leading those throughout the nation in their protest against an OPA or der rolling back meatmeal prices to the June 30 levels Fort Dodge operators were the first reported as closing and fol lowing their action Tuesday a sur vey showed more than 100 restau rants in at least 9 Iowa cities have closed or plan to close soon After 3 hours of discussion more than 400 Des Moines operators decided Tuesday night not to take any action now but to meet again in 7 days if adjustments were not made in the prices before then Fairfield restaurant owners de cided at a meeting Wednesday to continue operating until officially notified by the OPA rollback If prices must be rolled back when the notice comes all will close they decided Fort Dodge operators planned to start Wednesday picketing those places there which had not closed Meanwhile Walter D Kline Iowa OPA director said the or ganized sitdown leaves a ques tion in my mind as to the sincerity of the demonstration He said that if the restaurant in dustry believesit is in financia hardship it should petition for price increases Up to Tues day night for restaurant associations in low or individual operators had ap plied to his office for increases He declared the industry know it is entitled to make such appli cations Kline said a great many con scientious restaurant operator have informed me they will no participate in this organized sit down because they are not in terested in rapping their regular customers But he added In some respects the order roll ing back restaurant prices seems harsh No one is entirely f amilia with all the details of the new reg ulation as yet Kline Wednesday wired L D Trealoar of the Fort Dodge res taurant association that the clos ing was premature and can only result in serious hardshio to AWAIT William Loe left of Shreveport La plays with his dog Pete at Camp Kilmer N J Wednesday as 4 buddies look on All face courtmartial charges for bringing pet dogs with them when they returned from overseas last week Left to right are Loe Pfc John J Waldron of Ehnhurst N Y Staff Sgt Ralph J Marone of Hartford Conn Staff Sgt David A Barr of Sidney Ohio and Sgt Law rence Weiskrantz of Philadelphia Pa AP Wirephoto the community We are sure you realize as W do that it is not the intent of th office of price administration to create a crippling situation in any industry the telegram said We are confident that when officia word is received with respect to the reported action by the Wash ington office it will be found tha the action will not be disastrous to the industry Nine representatives of Man chester eating estiblishments voted Tuesday night to close next Mon day and to wire OPA protesting the roll back The other two res taurants there will be asked to cooperate Tuesday night about 30 Fort Dodge men and women who had closed their places inarched into the Royal 400 cafe and occupied nearly all counter and booth space in an attempt to force closing oi the cafe But after about 2 hours the group left and a spokesman said the men and women would return Wednesday No attempt was made to get the management to close and the place continued opera tions Someof the men and wom en ordered coffee orpop others just sat A number of customers were turned away until the restau rant opened its main dining room and moved patrons into it Meanwhile Fort Dodge resi dents who regularly patronize public eating places and visitors were eating out of the city and some were buying bread cheese cold meats and other sandwich items Some visitors were forced to buy snacks and eat in their cars Approximately 30 of the 35 eat ing places in Fort Dodge were closed All of the Fort Madison restaurants stopped operating and so did all except one of those at Oskaloosa A total of about 85 restaurants in Waterloo Cedar Falls Waverly Jessup Gilbert ville and Shellrock will close Monday their operators said In Des Moines L J Radtke executive secretary of the Iowa Restaurant Association declared that in reality the rollback was to April 410 1943 since the June 30 ceilings were frozen at the 3943 price MASON CITYS CAFESAREOPEN Restaurant Operators Are Waiting It Out Mason Cityans who depend up on restaurants for their dail bread will still be able to tua napkins under their chins at then favorite beaneries it appearei Wednesday and some even fini occasional use for a steak knife In the face of an OPA order re ducing restaurant prices on mea orders to levels of last Jane res taurants in many Iowa cities hav been closing their doors resardles of hunger pangs which might gnav at the vitals of steady customers But Mason Citys restaurateur are waiting it out and staying open meanwhile Whats the difference as long as we cant buy meat any way was the reaction of some Others reported serving pork and some beef and of course abiding by the recontrol order Several said that although 1 didnt seem logical to go back to 1943 prices when expenses are on a 1946 basis 1943 times 2 they are still going to wait and consult an OPA official expected here from Des Moines After that they expect to take action Were looking for a change one said but refused to elaborate One proprietor who was among he most optimistic about remain ing open and doing the best we an reported some figures aboui his business since last June 30 or 2 weeks following that date he operated on the old ceiling prices as advised by the state restaurant association at that time We lost in those 2 weeks he said He also pointed ut that his payroll now is 30 per ent higher than it was and that ie was paying 63c a pound for meat which formerly cost 27c BROOKLYN BOWS TO PIRATES 32 SPORTS BULLETIN Brooklyn Pittsburgh Pirates nosed out the Brooklyn Dodgers 32 Wednesday in the first game of a donbleheader to drop the Brooks 21 games behind the National League pacesetting St Louis Cardinals Fritz Oster muelier scattered 9 Brooklyn hits in gaining his 12th win Whoppers From Arkansas Little Rock Ark pro uctivity of Arkansas soil and reams is a neverending source pride to the native sons Recent ewspaper clippings call attention o these Arkansas A alk of cotton with 85 bolls a 91 ound pumpkin a 5 pound veet potato a 19 ounce apple easuring 14 inches in circumfer nce and 2 bass weighing more han 5 pounds caught at the same me on one hook Restaurant Associations to Seek Court Test on OPA Operators Attack Rollback Move on Meat Meal Prices By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hotel and restaurant association announced Wednesday thej planned court action to test OPA right to roll back meat menu prices to June 301 levels The OPA action in restoring ceilings on meat meals already has resulted in restaurant closings in some parts of the nation the spokesman said Other eating places may shut down in the near future because of the OPA move they added In New York George R Le Sauvage chairman of the govern nent relations committee of the Mational Restaurant association and John L Hennessy chairman of the food committee of the Amer ican Hotel association said in a joint statement a test of the OPA right to roll back the prices would be taken to the U S emergency court of appeals This latest action by OFA has Drought about a crisis which is hreatening the very life of the public feeding industry they said The Ohio State Restaurant as sociation said it would seek an in unction in federal court against enforcement of the roll back Di rectors of the association appre ciated to defend members hey said were cited by the price control agency for refusing to comply with ceilings Toledo and Northwestern Ohio restaurant association members roted to support the state direc ors actions but rejected a pro osal by a Toledo member that hey close for 2 or 3 days in pro est of the OPA move Frank J Wiffler executive vice president of the National Restau ant association said in Chicago his group would ask for immedi ate decontrol of the restaurant eillng prices He declared that he majority of the restaurants in he nation would not be able to ontinue under the discrimina ory order Robert J Wilson executive sec etary of the Washington Restau ant association said if we dont et some adjustments it will be ecessary for some restaurants to lose A few small restaurants were losed in Kansas City but the bulk f the eating places still were op erating Paul M Miller executive ecretary of the Kansas City Res aurant association sent a letter to the national body in Washington sking restaurants in other cities o join in a 2day holiday in pro est of the roll back order In the 12th century huge wood n castles to from were laced fore and aft on Norman hips These came to be called the recafte and the aftercasle Floating Casino Is Seized by Coast Guard Los Angeles coast guard which Admiral Tony Cornero Stalla once bragged would have to defend his gambling ship from raids by state officers closed the floating casino Wednesday on federal orders Its neon lights dimmed and its gridironsize game room deserted for the 2nd time in its 5 notorious weeks the Lux rode at anchor a mile off Long Beach harbor awaiting legal proceedings for its confiscation by the government A coast guard security detail patrolled the vessel seized Tues day by 70 coast guardsmen acting on orders from U S Atty Gen Tom Clark to turn the gambling barge over to Collector of Customs William Jennings Bryan Jr for violating its license as a coastal shipping vessel IT S Attorney James M Carter iaid the law provides for auto matic forfeiture of any vessel used for purposes other than those for which it was licensed PORTER URGES DAIRY GOODS IN PRICE CONTROL Decontrol Board Meets to Decide Question of Restoring Ceilings Washington Chie Paul Porter Wednesday urged th price decontrol board to restor price ceilings to all dairy product saying such action is essential t the stabilization program Porter sent a lengthy report o retail and wholesale prices an supplies of milk batter chees and other dairy products to th board as it met to decide the fu ture of dairy products now fre from ceiling The figures show Porter tol the board that dairy produc prices are now generally above th level of former June 30 ceiling plus subsidies He added that the prices o cheese butter and other manufac tured products indicate a trem which if continued will in a very short time lead to a general pric level substantially and danger ously above the level of forme ceilings plus subsidy A decision on recontrol of dai products was not e x p e c t e Wednesday and may be delayec several days It was the second time in month that the question of dairy product prices came before the group granted final authority by congress to impose or removi price ceilings At the time of its meat recontro last August 20 the boarc allowed dairy products to remain free of the price curbs that hac expired June 30 along with OPA The panel ruled that 1 while milk and other dairy products were in short supply and 2 while price controls could be enforced 3 dairy prices had not climbec unreasonably hence the industr should be given an additional triar free from ceilings Chairman Roy L Thompson loted that milk had gone up aboui 3 cents a quart since June 30 bui hat about 2 cents of this was due o the end of government subsidy payments He said butter prices were not far out ot line But Thompson coutioned thai if dairy products move upwards rom here on out this board can and will put the industry back un der control The agriculture departments milk section announced Tuesday night that a study of retail milk irices in 25 representative cities bowed an average increase of bout 34 cents a quart since May T a gain of only 4tenths of a cent ince the decontrol boards deci ion last month Spokesmen for consumer groups nost housewives and labor union eaders urged return of all con sols including subsidies and a rice rollback to June 30 levels Maritime Trucking Strike Broken Auto Workers Idle By UNITED PRESS The nationwide maritime strike and the New York truck strike were partly broken Wednesday but at Detroit almost 47000 work ers were idle in the automobile industry In the maritime strike the CIO withdrew picket lines which had ied up ships manned by rival AFL crews on the east coast The CIO strike against other ships continued however paralyzing 75 per cent of the nations huge merchant fleet At Detroit labor disputes closed plants of the Packard Motor Car Co and Briggs which supplies bodies of Chrysler The dispute affected 28300 Chrysler workers laid off as a result of a strike by 1800 Briggs workers Other labor developments 1 The CarnegieIllinos Corp Sheet and Tin Mill at Gary Ind remained closed with 7500 pro duction employes idle as the re ult of a dispute involving CIO lerical workers 2 A strike of AFL musicians at 1 hotels in New York and 3 in Chicago was settled by a compro mise wage increase in the loth day 3 Hope irolonged for settlement of the strike against Allis Manufacturing company ncreased when the walkout ended t one of the firms 7 farm ma hinery plants In the truck strike 2 large car iers associations which operate bout threefourths of the trucks nvolved in the dispute said they ould not meet the mands Instead they union de announced lat they would sue the striking AFL Teamsters Union for 00000 damages Thp Moment with the other employers was made on the basis of a weekly raise and a cut in weekly hours from 44 to 40 The shipping paralysis was eased almost immediately with the return to work of AFL seamen and longshoremen At New York 3000 men returned to work aboard 75 ships There still were 311 ships left unmanned at New York by striking CIO crews however On the west coast the shipping strike was intensified instead of relaxed The CIO extended its picket lines to include foreign ships entering port Negotiations cen tered on the west coast East coast strikers refused to settle until a Pacific coast settlement had been reached In the AllisChalmers strike workers at the Pittsburgh plant accepted an 18J cent hourly wage increase and voted to return to their jobs Employes at the Springfield 111 plant were to vote Wednesday on whether to end the walkout The company offered to submit new contract proposals to its Milwaukee employes The Mil waukee plant employs 11500 ot the at the 7 plants II Wallace Accepts Pearsons Word in Letter Filching Washington of Commerce Wallace said Wednes day he is happy to take Columnist Drew Pearsons word that the lat ter obtained a copy of Wallaces foreign policy letter to President Tru man from sources outside the commerce department I will be interested in knowing where he did secure the letter Wallace said in a brief statement To that Pearson commented Mr Wallacemust know that newspaper mens sources are con fidential The columnist added despite an earlier denial by Presidentia Secretary Charles G Ross that when the letter reached the whit house 6 carbon copies were for the perusal of various advis ers After all Pearson remarked to a reporter six copies of any important letter are too many in the city of Washington The exchange was precipited when Wallaces office released the letter generally over Mr Tru mans opposition Tuesday with this preface In view of the fact that a copy of Secretary Wallaces letter of July 23 1946 to the president was filched from the files and is in the hands of a newspaper columnist the secretary of commerce is to day releasing this copy of the let ter Pearson promptly threatened Wallace with a libel suit this Wednesday Wallace issued statement I was gratified to learn that the columnist who had a copy of my letter of July 23 has stated categorically that he got it from sources outside of the department of commerce I am happy to take his word and I will be interested in knowing where he did secure the letter Pearson thereupon announced that in view of Mr Wallaces statement I do not propose to take any him Ross said that so far as he knew no officiail investigation is being legal proceedings against DREW PEARSON made of how the letter leaked out Ross replied no comment when he was asked whether the white house was concerned about th leak He told reporters that the white house had made no dupli cate copies oi the letter that the original had been sent to the state department for Secretary Byrnes to read and that it now isback in the white house files No Inquest Planned in Fatal Shooting of Charles Cityan WILLIAM LAMBKIN TITO ARRESTS CATHOLIC HEAD Belgrade government nnounced Wednesday that the ead of the Catholic church in Jugoslavia Archbishop Alojzijc tepinac had been arrested in agreb and charged with crimes gainst the people The announcement gave no de ails The action was believed how ver to have resulted from testi mony given Tuesday in the trial f 18 of whom are charges of association vith the XJstachi and Tte anti overnment crusaders Archbishop Stepinac was at acked several months ago by the agreb newspaper Vjesnik which ccused him of aiding the Ustachi terrorist organization of the puppet regime and op osing the present government Police Chief Says William Lambkin Shot Wife Tuesday Morning Charles City Floyd County Coroner Carl Hauser said Wed nesday that no inquest would be held in the death of Mrs Norma Lambkin 25 whom Police Chief Henry CeBoest said was shot to death by her husband William Lambkin 29 Tuesday morning An autopsy was held by local physicians Tuesday afternoon and it was found the bullet entered the right ventricle ranged down ward pierced the lobe of the left lung also fractured a rib The bullet was found under the skin of the back In the absence of County At torney Weston E Jones Chief DeBoest late Tuesday filed an in formation in the court of Justice John W McGeeney charging Lambkin with murder Jones is out of the city Lambkin is in the county jail here Coroner Hauser said the slain womansbody would in all prob ability be shipped to Covington Ky her former home and that no services would be heldhere Mrs Lambkin is survived by her mother Mrs Ada Lewis and a sister Mrs Helen Bland both of Covington VansAtlantic Plane Mth 44 Is Overdue New York transAtlan c plane with 44 persons aboard as overdue and unreported Wednesday and a report to the oast guard said wreckage of a ane had been sighted northeast f Gander Newfoundland The missing plane operated by abbena Belgian airline was en iute from Brussels to New York n London the British Press asso ation said it carried mostly merican and Belgian business en There were 37 passengers nd a crew of 7 including 2 host sses The cost of food of Columbus xpedition was fixed at 6 pesetas month per each man or about or 5 cents rfsily Johnnys Feeling Better Houston Tex Stone University of Houston stu dent didnt agree when his Eng lish instructor gave him a C on a theme about his life as a Ger man prisoner of war Its worth more than a C Stone complained as he tossed it in the wast basket flis sisterinlaw retrieved it from he trash mailed it to a maga zine and Johnny received a check for Weather Report FORECAST llason City Increasing cloudiness and continued rather warm Wednesday night Thursday cloudy and cooler with showers Iowa Increasing cloudiness Wed nesday night becoming mostly cloudy Thursday Showers and cooler in extreme northwest por tion Wednesday night and in west and central portions Thurs day Low Wednesday night 58 62 except 52 in extreme north west High Thursday 60 north west to 80 southeast Minnesota Cloudy Showers and cooler north and west Wednes day night and southeast Thurs day IN MASON CITY lobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 77 Minimum 55 At 8 a m Wednesday 64 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 58 SECRETARY OP FORSHOWDOWN WITH TRUMAN Commerce Head Makes Public His Letter to President on Policy By JOHN M H1GHTOWER Associated Press Correspondent Washington Tru man went into a round of confer ences with state department offi cials Wednesday in advance an expected foreign policy showdown with Henry A Wallace during the afternoon The president was reported by top administration sources to have decide to tell Secretary Wallace that he must quit talking about American foreign policy or Ret out of the cabinet One of Wallaces aides told re porters that his chief was con sidering titling a speech he is scheduled to make at Providence R I Sept 24 The People Make Foreign Policy The Wallace aide commented that he did not think that Wallace would have any objection to Un dersecretary of State Clayton see ing the address after it had been drafted He pointed out that Clay ton had told a news conference Tuesday that the fact that the state department might suggest changes in a foreign policy ad dress submitted to it did not neces sarily mean that the suggestions would have to be followed Less than 24 hours earlier Wal lace made Mr Trumans letter he wrote the chief executive last July urging that this country agree to reasonable Russian guarantees of security even at the risk of ap peasement cries We have little time to lose Wallace said in calling for a shift in some of our thinking about in ternational matters The letter which Mr Truman simply acknowledged and passed on to Secretary of State Byrnes proposed a long list of moves Wal lace said should improve Ameri canRussian relations Among them was a definite ieaty pledge for the eventual de struction of Americas store of atomic bombs and a reassessment of this countrys military as well as foreign policies to avert what Wallace described as the danger of a 3rd world war The president specifically dis approved release of the letter for reneral publication on the grounds hat his approval might be mis construed abroad as applying to is contents as well But his an earlier one by white house Press Secretary Charles G op late Copies had been dis ributed among reporters at the commerce department after it had een learned that a columnist was about to make the document jublic It was this fact that had ed Ross to give Wallace a tenta ive goahead to release the letter Thus it broke into print as the weekold cabinet drama moved oward Wednesday afternoons limax act in Mr Trumans of ice Whether Wallace would choose o keep his position in silence or et out and fight for the foreign lolicy he believes America should lave was his own secret for the moment But at least some of those lose to him expressed belief he vould elect to get out ratherthan ie gagged Swiftly these other details were earned from top administration fficials 1 Wallace already at worfc on iis scheduled Sept 24 speech at Providence R I hoped Tuesday ight to have it ready to take to ie conference with the president His plan to seek presidential ap roval of this address evidently vas made without knowledge of AT Trumans decision for a show own on the cabinet status 2 The president is deeply con erned about the effect abroad of Wallaces foreign policy declara ions fearful lest other govern ments might begin to act on the ssumption that this government 5 split over its relations with tussia 3 Through Undersecretary of itate Will Claytonwho conferred vith him late Tuesday Mr Tru man has sent a message to Byrnes t Paris thanking him for his fore earance and understanding hroughout the Wallace contro ersy Byrnes has maintained trict silence Mr Trumans slated ap Wai aces New York speech last hursday which touched off the proar is being explained by some ides as having been given after earing only a disjointed reading f the text Because of frequent nterruptions to handle other usiness these aides say he did ;